Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Do you want to be part of a growing College of Engineering and Technology with a teaching-focused mission? Are you an industry expert who wants to share your expertise as an Engineering Professional with undergraduate students? We may have the teaching opportunity you have been looking for. 

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology, is seeking a full time faculty member to teach Mechanical Engineering online.

What you will do:

  • Facilitates online classes, teaching subjects which are relevant to the learning needs of the students and facilitates engaging individual and group instructional activities.

  • Mentors undergraduate majors in mechanical engineering

  • Assists students in achieving course objectives and learning outcomes.

  • Provides qualitative, holistic feedback to support the numerical score awarded for assignments.

  • Compiles, administers and grades examinations meeting prescribed deadlines.

  • Remains current in field(s) of expertise through ongoing, continuous learning; fulfills required faculty development sessions.

  • May actively participate in department, college and university committees.

  • May participate in research activities and/or collecting and analyzing data.  

  • May participate in other administrative tasks as necessary, including preparation of reports.

What you need:

  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in an engineering field or higher education teaching experience in an engineering program. An equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education may be substituted. 

  • An extensive, advanced, and current knowledge of mechanical engineering, specifically, in one of the following sub-disciplines - dynamics, dynamic systems and control, and material science, or a closely related field.

  • Able to teach related coursework in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology

  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in aerospace engineering, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution.  

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in an engineering field and engineering teaching experience

  • Familiarity with higher education, curriculum planning, best teaching and administrative practices; or a record of excellence in teaching.

  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

Application Instructions

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